Medical Mission Sisters join many others in marking December 1 as World AIDS Day. According to AIDS.gov estimates, 35 million people are currently living with HIV/AIDS, including 3.2 million children around the world. Our Sisters care deeply for those affected by HIV and AIDS. In many nations, we are involved in hands-on care of those who are suffering with HIV/AIDS; in training caregivers and counselors; in teaching HIV/AIDS prevention; in working with parishes and dioceses to establish programs to care for AIDS orphans; and in being AIDS buddies.
Caption: This lovely Ugandan woman lost her husband to AIDS just after their baby was born. Then she herself died.